November 9th, 2012
It’s been quite a fortnight, having rejoined Twitter following an absence of some months I’ve rediscovered the joys of being in touch and the UCL visit would never have happened without the relevant links so thanks for that.
A reader who shares my interest in housing documentaries has been kind enough to share his with me.
Firstly three missing episodes of The New Jerusalem:-
Flight from Utopia – Patrick Nuttgens - forty years of northern townscape
The Sixties – Episode 4 – 1982 – narrated by James Bolam.
T. Dan Smith – BBC North East – 1986
The Making of Modern London – Housing – Gentrification
A Vision of Britain – Prince Charles 1988 – Dir Nick Rossiter
(more details on the Film page)
Then thanks to Twitter I was alerted to this meeting by the Student Union at UCL which has been well documented since and a story that won’t go away given that it concerns a large number of residents in great danger of losing their homes to the plans of a Labour Council, you couldn’t make it up.
I’d missed the previous evening’s debate at City Hall through carelessness but was keen to catch up with Michael Edwards and since the UCL meeting my followers have more than doubled, simply thanks to learning more about Carpenters.
At the time of writing the Carpenters debate rumbles on with NLA the next event of note, however this one’s for the “other side” and charging £299 plus VAT for the privilege. Interested parties are discussion about how to get in cheaper. Will the residents’ voices be heard?